AGA Intergovernmental Forum: Management and Oversight of Pandemic Relief Funds

  • Room: Grand F
  • Session Number:S100A
Sunday, July 17, 2022: 1:00 PM - 4:50 PM

Moderator
Ann Ebberts M.S., PMP
CEO
AGA
Moderator
Bert Nuehring CPA
Partner
Crowe
Speaker
Bryon Gordon
Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audit
Department of Education
Speaker
David Horn CGFM, CPA
Director, Office of Financial Policy & Reporting
Dept of Health and Human Services
Speaker
David Lebryk MPA
Fiscal Assistant Secretary
Dept of the Treasury
Moderator
David Zavada CPA
Senior Partner
Kearney & Company
Speaker
Elliot Black
Senior Advisor
U.S. Department of Transportation
Speaker
Frances Cordell
Manager, Support Services, Finance
State of Delaware
Moderator
James McKay MBA, CICA, CGMS
Financial and Grants Management Service Line Leader
Blake Willson Group
Speaker
Melinda Miguel PMP, CIG
Chief Inspector General
State of Florida, Executive Office of the Governor
Speaker
Robert Westbrooks JD, CPA, CIA, CISA
Executive Director
Pandemic Response Accountability Committee
Speaker
Russell Fong
Chief Administrative Officer
CA State Controller’s Office
Speaker
Sandra Beattie
First Deputy Director
New York State Division of the Budget
Moderator
Shayna Thompson CGFM,CICA,CSM,PMP,CGMS,LSSYB
Director, National Security
Guidehouse
Speaker
Tina Kim CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE
Deputy Comptroller for State Government Accountability
OSC
Speaker
Vance Cable
Senior Auditor Evaluator
California State Auditor's
Speaker
Victoria Collin
Chief Compliance and Finance Officer
Office of Recovery Programs, Department of the Treasury

Description

Join us for this afternoon forum that will facilitate an intergovernmental dialogue on the challenges and lessons learned to date in managing and overseeing pandemic relief programs.

  • Panel One:  Setting the Stage - - Status of Pandemic Relief Funds

This overview session will illuminate the status, challenges, and lessons learned related to pandemic relief programs from the perspectives of representatives from federal and state government.

Panelists: Bob Westbrooks (PRAC), Dave Lebryk (Treasury), Russell Fong (CA Comptroller)

Moderator: Ann Ebberts (AGA), Dave Zavada (Kearney & Company)

  • Session Two:  Program Managers Roundtable

Federal and state government program managers directly involved in the managing of pandemic relief programs will participate in an open panel discussion.

Panelists: Elliott Black (Transportation), Frances Cordell (DE), Dave Horn (HHS), Robin Collins (HHS), Sandra Beattie (NY), Victoria Collin (Treasury)

Moderator: Dave Zavada (Kearney & Company) and Shayna Thompson (Guidehouse)

  • Session Three:  Auditors Roundtable

Federal and state government auditors directly involved in the overseeing of pandemic relief programs will participate in an open panel discussion.

Panelists: Bryon Gordon (Education), Vance Cable (CA), Melinda Miguel (FL), Bob Westbrooks (PRAC), Tina Kim (NY)

Moderator: Bert Neuhring (Crowe), Jim McKay (Blake Wilson)



Learning Objectives

Panel One: Identify the appropriations, spending and the timeline for Pandemic Relief Funds. Recognize the challenges presented to government bodies in managing unprecedented funding levels. Determine the collaboration needed across levels of governments, management and auditors to manage the programs.|

Panel Two: Initial challenges – new programs, new entity grantees, existing programs with unprecedented volume, new eligibility requirements, speed of distribution, lack of guidance, flexible use of funds, data accessibility, use of technology, risk assessment, will be explained. Recognize how grant managers have evolved their approach to management and oversight. Identify significant challenges remaining and early lessons learned.|

Panel Three: Describe the impact of Pandemic Funding on audit planning and prioritization of oversight and investigations. Compare and contrast similarities and differences in the oversight of pandemic funds from traditional audits and oversight.
Examine the cause of findings to date and the early lessons learned.

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